If you are here often, you may or may not have noticed a little change. I have altered my tag line up there on that shiny silver bar below my title. I am beginning to get a deeper understanding of my passions and goal for this space.
The third component of that statement is consuming with intention. I’m not here make you change in any way that isn’t of your own choosing. What I do want is to make you think about how, what and why you are consuming – anything and everything. Then make an informed, INTENTIONAL, decision about your actions.
We do so many things mindlessly. I know that I have polished off a whole bag of chips while watching television without doing the calculation of total number of servings x the calories per serving. My actions were unintentional and there was a price to pay. Some prices are much higher than others and don’t directly pull dollars out of my wallet.
Some prices are too high to pay. When we put our lives or the lives of others at risk, the costs are intolerable. If we don’t pay attention to our driving, when we cause our blood pressure or cholesterol to skyrocket, when we purchase items made in unsafe working conditions there are unintended consequences. We are no less responsible for those consequences.
Ignorance is not bliss; ignorance can be deadly.
Let’s make a deal?
I’m going to share with you what I have been learning and all I want you to do is consider what I say. You are free to support it, disagree with it, or give me even more information that I might not know. All I ask is that you don’t ignore it. Does that sound fair?
Let’s get started then, shall we?
What unintended costs have you found yourself paying recently?